Like Design Science, Inc.

closed 9/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

WIRIS, acquired Design Science, Inc.

synopsis: Maths for More, makers of WIRIS, has acquired Design Science, makers of MathType. Design Science is a worldwide leader in software for scientific and technical communication. The company’s MathType, MathFlow and MathPlayer products are used for authoring and publishing mathematical notation in print and online content.
buyer: WIRIS
WIRIS (Maths for More) is a math and science software company based in Barcelona, Spain. Their products for math and science editing and assessment are used by leading EdTech companies. "
target: Design Science, Inc.
Design Science is a worldwide leader in software for scientific and technical communication. The company’s MathType, MathFlow and MathPlayer products are used by scientists, engineers, educators, and students, for authoring and publishing mathematical notation in print and online content.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BusinessWire

MPS Limited, acquired HighWire Press

synopsis: MPS Limited, a leading provider of content, learning, and platform solutions, has completed the acquisition of HighWire Press, a US company that provides digital content development and hosting services to ~140 influential societies, university presses and independent publishers that produce journals, books, and other scholarly publications.
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS provides platform, learning, and content solutions and is a global partner to the world’s leading enterprises, publishers, learning companies, and content aggregators. "
target parent: Accel-KKR
target: HighWire Press
HighWire is a US company that provides digital content development and hosting services to ~140 influential societies, university presses and independent publishers that produce journals, books, and other scholarly publications. It was founded by Stanford University Libraries in 1995.
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closed 12/14/2016 via Company Press Release

HighWire Press, acquired Semantico Ltd.

synopsis: Scholarly publishing company HighWire Press announced its acquisition of Semantico, a privately held provider of technology and services for the scholarly publishing market. Semantico's mission is to be the partner of choice in helping clients realise the full potential of internet technologies for delivering digital information services.
buyer parent: Accel-KKR
buyer: HighWire Press
HighWire Press delivers technology solutions to leading publishers that disseminate scholarly research worldwide. HighWire provides strategic consulting, professional services and innovative open platform technologies. "
target: Semantico Ltd.
Semantico is an innovative and market-leading digital publishing solutions company. They provide a range of services and technologies including: consultancy, publishing platform design and build, ebook system development, digital marketing, access and identity management, support and hosting.
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closed 11/10/2016 via PE Hub

Authorea, acquired The Winnower

synopsis: Authorea, the online collaborative platform for researchers, announced it has acquired The Winnower, a pioneering research publisher that offers advanced publishing tools to individual authors. With the acquisition, Authorea enhances the foremost online platform for researchers to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish all in one place.
buyer: Authorea
Authorea is the place to write scientific, academic, and technical documents in collaboration. Authorea is a digital collaboration platform that encourages more immediate knowledge-sharing in the scientific research community. "
target: The Winnower
The Winnower Inc. operates an open access online scholarly publishing platform that employs open post-publication peer review. Its platform allows users to publish research, essays, peer reviews, and more.
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closed 9/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Aries Systems Corp.

synopsis: Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, announced it has acquired Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, MA. Aries' offerings are used for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and eCommerce.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more. "
target: Aries Systems Corp.
Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company’s innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing.
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closed 4/15/2014 via BusinessWire

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Metapress

synopsis: Atypon Systems, Inc. has acquired the Metapress business from EBSCO Online, Inc., which has made the decision to discontinue the Metapress platform. Metapress offers comprehensive web publishing solutions for publishers of scholarly journals and electronic books. Current Metapress clients will be transitioned to Atypon’s Literatum platform.
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon delivers innovative solutions that revolutionize the way publishers and media organizations do business. Literatum, Atypon's flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all of the functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete in the digital world. "
target parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
target: Metapress
Metapress has been a leader in hosting Science/Technical/Medical content since the beginning of the transition from print to electronic format. They have established a reputation for disseminating scholarly information on the Web and hosting highly ranked journals and e-books in many disciplines.
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closed 7/18/2006 via PR Newswire

Ingram Digital Ventures, acquired Vital Source Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Ingram Industries Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Vital Source Technologies, Inc., a leading and trusted provider of digital content delivery solutions in education and professional learning environments.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: Ingram Digital Ventures
Ingram Digital Ventures, an operating group of Ingram Industries Inc., is headquartered in LaVergne, Tennessee. "
target: Vital Source Technologies Inc.
Founded in 1994, VitalSource has emerged as the leader in educational content delivery in such sectors as dental, nursing and law. Students and faculty acquire content in the company's VitalBook(TM) file format through a variety of channels using the VitalSource "Bookshelf" application.
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closed 11/18/2011 via BNC Analysis

LANIT JSC, acquired Evident Point Software Corp

synopsis: Canadian e-book software and firmware provider Evident Point has been acquired by LANIT, a major Russian company providing a diversified range of systems integration and other IT services. Neither the terms of the transaction nor general future plans of the two companies were disclosed.
buyer: LANIT JSC
LANIT JSU is the leading russian CIS multidisciplinary group of IT companies. The group companies offer a full range of IT services, whose number is steadily increasing due to development of advanced and popular technologies and solutions. "
target: Evident Point Software Corp
Evident Point was established in 1995 with the vision of delivering quality software engineering services to major industry players. Evident Point's track record includes many successful projects for Apple, Microsoft, Netronix, Netscape and other industry leading software and hardware vendors.
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closed 10/1/2010 via PR Newswire

The Access Network Company, acquired College Media Network

synopsis: The Access Network Company announced that it will take over operations of College Media Network. College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million people.
buyer: The Access Network Company
The Access Network(SM) is the premier online city guide content management software platform for premium brands, publishers, and local merchants. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: College Media Network
College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million unique college students and alumni each month.
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closed 9/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Hyland Software, Inc., acquired Hershey Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Hyland Software has purchased privately held Hershey Systems, a provider of Web-based ECM solutions focused primarily on the higher education market. The acquistion makes Hyland one of the largest enterprise content management (ECM) software suite vendors in the higher education market.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Hyland Software, Inc.
Hyland Software is the developer of OnBase. An award-winning suite of document management and content management solutions, OnBase has a proven record of solving problems resulting from time consuming, costly and error plagued manual tasks. "
target: Hershey Systems, Inc.
Hershey Systems is a software company that provides innovative solutions to more than 200 higher education institutions around the world. Hershey provides a comprehensive range of solutions for the higher education market focused on student success and operational excellence.
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closed 1/18/2017 via PR Web

Macmillan Learning, acquired Intellus Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Macmillan Learning, a company that provides educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire curiosity and measure progress, has acquired Intellus Learning, a company that supports great teaching and learning in higher education with intelligent analytics that help faculty and institutions select the best content for each learner.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Learning
Macmillan Learning improves lives through learning. Their legacy of excellence in education continues to inform their approach to developing world-class content with pioneering, interactive tools. They facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and improve outcomes."
target: Intellus Learning, Inc.
Intellus Learning supports great teaching and learning in higher education with intelligent analytics that help faculty and institutions select the best content for each learner.
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announced 4/26/2006 via BusinessWire

PTC, will acquire Mathsoft, Inc.

synopsis: PTC, the Product Development Company, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mathsoft Engineering & Education, Inc. for $63.25 million in cash. Mathsoft is the provider of Mathcad(R), software that helps engineering organizations create, automate, document and reuse engineering calculations.
buyer: PTC (PTC:$1,402.44)
PTC provides leading Product Lifecycle Management software solutions to more than 35,000 companies worldwide. PTC customers include many of the world's most innovative manufacturing companies. "
target: Mathsoft, Inc.
Mathsoft Engineering & Education, Inc. pioneered calculation management solutions that protect engineering innovation, investments and intellectual capital while improving organizational efficiency and productivity.
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closed 12/11/2014 via PR Newswire

ITC Systems, acquired GoPrint Systems

synopsis: ITC Systems has acquired rival print software vendor GoPrint. The acquisition broadens ITC Systems' print solution deployment capabilities adding an established print software solution to its campus card and library offerings.
buyer: ITC Systems
ITC Systems designs and implement state-of-the-art cash card management systems on university campuses, in academic and public libraries, government departments, food service environments and other closed institutional settings. "
target: GoPrint Systems
GoPrint Systems specializes in providing state-of-the-art, Multi-Platform, Self-Service, Cost Recovery, Pay-For-Print Management Systems to Colleges and University Campuses, Computer Centers, Libraries and Learning Resource Centers.
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closed 3/21/2012 via Company Press Release

Perceptive Software, Inc., acquired Nolij Corporation

synopsis: Perceptive Software, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise content management software, has acquired Nolij Corporation, a prominent provider of Web-based imaging, document management and workflow solutions for the higher education market.
buyer parent: Lexmark International, Inc.
buyer: Perceptive Software, Inc.
Perceptive Software, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise content management software that helps organizations easily manage the entire lifecycle of their documents and content, simplifying their business processes, and fueling greater operational efficiency. "
target: Nolij Corporation
Nolij Corporation is the leading provider of higher education focused document imaging and workflow solutions and is the recognized leader in providing data integration middle-ware technology to the higher education customer.
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closed 9/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Authorea

synopsis: Authorea has joined Atypon, the leading online scholarly publishing technology company. Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops software essential to the success of online publishers. The company’s user-oriented approach to product development gives publishers automated and easy-to-use tools for presenting, marketing, and selling their content. "
target: Authorea
Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
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closed 2/27/2017 via BusinessWire

ESI Group, acquired Scilab Enterprises

synopsis: ESI Group, pioneer and leader in Virtual Prototyping solutions, announces the acquisition of Scilab Enterprises SAS, publisher of Scilab, the commercial software for analytical numerical solutions. Scilab provides a world class powerful environment for engineering computation and scientific applications.
buyer: ESI Group (ENXTPA:ESI:$140.44)
ESI is a world-leading provider of Virtual Prototyping software and services with a strong foundation in the physics of materials and Virtual Manufacturing. ESI helps industrial manufacturers replace physical prototypes by virtually replicating the fabrication, assembly and testing of products. "
target: Scilab Enterprises
As publisher of Scilab modeling and simulation software, Scilab Enterprises has a small expert team with a unique mix of applied mathematicians and computer science engineers. Scilab is an open source software used widely in the scientific & engineering community.
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closed 3/30/2011 via Market Wire

Wolfram Research, Inc., acquired MathCore Engineering AB

synopsis: Wolfram Research, developer of Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha, announced that it has acquired MathCore Engineering AB. MathCore Engineering is the developer of the MathModelica modeling and simulation software system, as well as the MathCode C++ and Fortran code generators.
buyer: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Wolfram Research is one of the world's most respected software companies. As pioneers in computational science and the computational paradigm, it has pursued a vision to develop the science, technology, and tools to make computation an ever-more-potent force in today's and tomorrow's world. "
target: MathCore Engineering AB
MathCore Engineering is the developer of the MathModelica modeling and simulation software system, as well as the MathCode C++ and Fortran code generators. It is also a provider of technical consulting services for customers including Rolls-Royce, Siemens and Scania.
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closed 5/14/2014 via PR Newswire

AcademicPub merged with XanEdu,

synopsis: XanEdu, Inc. and SharedBook Inc., home to AcademicPub announced the completion of their previously announced merger. AcademicPub is the leading provider of self-service technology used by faculty to quickly source, aggregate and order custom course materials online, enabling faculty to build course packs in minutes.
buyer parent: Superior Capital Partners
buyer: XanEdu
XanEdu course materials, including course packs, custom books, and lab manuals, are 100 percent copyright compliant and accessible on iPad and Android tablets. "
target: AcademicPub
AcademicPub, SharedBook Inc.'s technology platform for higher education, assembles, composes, prices and delivers custom textbooks in eBook and/or print format. AcademicPub allows for immediate creation and inclusion of copyright-cleared content from any source.
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closed 11/19/2014 via PR Web

Books International Inc., acquired Cloud View Technologies LLC

synopsis: Books International, Inc., a provider of fulfillment services to publishers around the world, announced acquisition of the majority equity in Cloud View Technologies. They offer cloud-based, secure suite of web applications used for eBook fulfillment, digital content delivery, and title management.
buyer: Books International Inc.
Books International, a family owned and operated company, has provided fulfillment services to publishers around the world from the company headquarters in Dulles, VA. BI processes and ships over $200,000,000 of orders per year on behalf of independent publishers and distribution clients. "
target: Cloud View Technologies LLC
Cloud View Technologies is a software developer of digital delivery platforms for publishers, independent authors, and instructors seeking to digitize and deliver custom course materials.
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closed 12/1/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blackboard Inc., acquired Blue Canary

synopsis: Blackboard announced the acquisition of Blue Canary, a higher education predictive analytics company that helps institutions glean powerful data-driven insights and use them to improve student success. With today's acquisition, Blackboard continues to demonstrate its leadership in educational data analytics.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Blue Canary
Blue Canary provides higher ed data and analytics solutions. Their core competency lies at the intersection of educational data and software engineering. They help institutions unlock the value in data that can be used to promote student success.
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closed 9/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

WIRIS, acquired Design Science, Inc.

synopsis: Maths for More, makers of WIRIS, has acquired Design Science, makers of MathType. Design Science is a worldwide leader in software for scientific and technical communication. The company’s MathType, MathFlow and MathPlayer products are used for authoring and publishing mathematical notation in print and online content.
buyer: WIRIS
WIRIS (Maths for More) is a math and science software company based in Barcelona, Spain. Their products for math and science editing and assessment are used by leading EdTech companies. "
target: Design Science, Inc.
Design Science is a worldwide leader in software for scientific and technical communication. The company’s MathType, MathFlow and MathPlayer products are used by scientists, engineers, educators, and students, for authoring and publishing mathematical notation in print and online content.
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closed 9/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

WIRIS, acquired Design Science, Inc.

synopsis: Maths for More, makers of WIRIS, has acquired Design Science, makers of MathType. Design Science is a worldwide leader in software for scientific and technical communication. The company’s MathType, MathFlow and MathPlayer products are used for authoring and publishing mathematical notation in print and online content.
buyer: WIRIS
WIRIS (Maths for More) is a math and science software company based in Barcelona, Spain. Their products for math and science editing and assessment are used by leading EdTech companies. "
target: Design Science, Inc.
Design Science is a worldwide leader in software for scientific and technical communication. The company’s MathType, MathFlow and MathPlayer products are used by scientists, engineers, educators, and students, for authoring and publishing mathematical notation in print and online content.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mentoring Minds, acquired SchoolSpire, Inc.

synopsis: SchoolSpire, a Plano, Tx.-based developer of a K-12 instructional management system, has been acquired by Mentoring Minds, a provider of critical thinking resources and teaching materials for K-12 educators. Founded in 1999, SchoolSpire offers a suite of digital tools to manage curriculum resources, administer assessments and track results.
buyer: Mentoring Minds
Mentoring Minds is on a mission to put critical thinking at the center of K-12 education. Founded by teachers, Mentoring Minds provides print and digital resources that empower educators to infuse critical thinking skills into standards-based instruction. "
target: SchoolSpire, Inc.
SchoolSpire is a Plano, Tx.-based developer of a K-12 instructional management system. SchoolSpire offers a suite of digital tools used by school leaders to manage curriculum resources, administer assessments and track results for reporting purposes. The company also offers a bank of question items.
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announced 4/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Instructure, will acquire MasteryConnect

synopsis: Instructure, the publicly traded company best known for its learning management systems (LMS) Canvas and Bridge, will acquire a fellow Salt Lake City-based education technology company, MasteryConnect. MasteryConnect offers a platform where teachers can plan lessons, create and deliver assessments, and track how students perform.
buyer: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is a technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution. "
target: MasteryConnect
Founded in 2009, MasteryConnect offers a platform where teachers can plan lessons, create and deliver assessments, and track how students perform against academic standards. These tools offer real-time data that educators can use to inform their instruction.
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closed 5/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Nationalencyklopedin AB, acquired Formida AB

synopsis: Nationalencyklopedin (​NE)​, a leading digital education company in Sweden, has acquired Formida, a Swedish company that develops digital tools for teachers that helps them simplify, streamline, and visualize their assessment work. Formida's web-based platform allows teachers to easily provide students with formative feedback.
buyer: Nationalencyklopedin AB
Nationalencyklopedin (​NE)​ is a leading digital education company in Sweden. NE develops and distributes a number of digital products and services, including their online encyclopedia, to meet the knowledge needs of tomorrow. "
target: Formida AB
Formida is a Swedish company that helps teachers simplify, streamline, and visualize their assessment work. Their web-based platform allows teachers to easily provide students with formative feedback and provides statistics that will help them visualize their student's development.
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announced 7/11/2013 via PR Newswire

Hobsons Inc., will purchase National Transcript Center from Pearson Data Solutions

synopsis: Hobsons announced the acquisition from Pearson of National Transcript Center (NTC), the world's largest e-transcript exchange provider, serving more than 137,000 institutions that represent more than 14 million students. Pearson's NTC is a secure, browser-based application that instantly transfers electronic student records and transcripts.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons is a premier provider of innovative technology and integrated marketing solutions that empower education professionals to manage the entire student lifecycle, including recruitment, enrollment, and retention. "
seller parent: Pearson plc
seller: Pearson Data Solutions
Pearson's National Transcript Center (NTC) is the world's largest e-transcript exchange provider, serving more than 137,000 institutions that represent more than 14 million students. NTC is a secure, browser-based application that instantly transfers electronic student records and transcripts.
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closed 9/20/2017 via PR Web

IO Education, acquired eSchoolData, LLC

synopsis: IO Education, a market leader in helping educators use data to improve student outcomes, has acquired eSchoolData, a provider of student and data management solutions for K-12 school districts. eSchoolData's comprehensive, web-based solution features a teacher gradebook, a parent and student portal, data analytics capabilities, and more.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: IO Education
IO Education is on a mission to empower educators with data to improve educational outcomes. They focus on developing innovative solutions that break down data silos and improve outcomes for three areas of school districts: student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency. "
target: eSchoolData, LLC
eSchoolData provides a web-based Student Management System that features a teacher gradebook, a parent and student portal, a transportation management module, data analytics capabilities, and more. eSchoolData gives schools the power to turn data into knowledge and knowledge into informed decisions.
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closed 3/6/2019 via PE Hub

Weld North Holdings, acquired Assessment Technology Incorporated

synopsis: Weld North Education, a leading digital education technology company, has acquired Assessment Technology Incorporated (ATI), a leading provider of instructional improvement and effectiveness technology. ATI's Galileo solution provides an array of integrated curriculum, assessment, instructional effectiveness, communication, and reporting tools.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Weld North Holdings
Weld North Education is a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for pre-K–12 students. The company is built around two underlying businesses, Edgenuity and Imagine Learning. "
target: Assessment Technology Incorporated
Assessment Technology Incorporated (ATI) is a leading provider of instructional improvement and effectiveness technology. ATI's Galileo solution is a research-based system that provides an array of integrated curriculum, assessment, instructional effectiveness, communication, and reporting tools.
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Discovery Education, acquired Spiral

synopsis: Discovery Education—the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms—announced the acquisition of Spiral.  Based in the United Kingdom, Spiral provides educators a multiuse platform that supports collaborative learning and formative assessment both in the classroom
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement. "
target: Spiral
Based in the United Kingdom, Spiral provides educators a multiuse platform that supports collaborative learning and formative assessment both in the classroom and the remote environment. Spiral contains many favourite formative assessment apps in one platform.
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Janison Education Group Limited, will purchase Educational Assessments from UNSW Global

synopsis: Janison Education Group (JAN) has signed an agreement to acquire UNSW Global's Educational Assessments division. Educational Assessment's flagship product is the ICAS academic assessments which are used in 15 countries including Australia.
buyer: Janison Education Group Limited (ASX:JAN:$15.81)
Janison is an Australian-owned, ASX-listed education technology pioneer whose team of experts and developers innovate online assessment and learning solutions for global corporations, governments and education bodies. "
seller parent: University of New South Wales
seller: UNSW Global
Educational Assessment's flagship product is the ICAS academic assessments which are used in 15 countries including Australia. Over the past three years, half of Australia's schools have bought Educational Assessments' products.
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Juniper Education, acquired Classroom Monitor

synopsis: Juniper Education has acquired UK-based Prime Principle Ltd, developers of Classroom Monitor, the tool used to track pupil progress in around 1,500 schools. The acquisition expands Juniper Education’s portfolio of innovative software and services for monitoring pupil progress and increases the number of schools using its solutions to over 7,000.
buyer parent: Horizon Capital LLP
buyer: Juniper Education
UK-based Juniper Education (EES for Schools) is a leading provider of software, training and professional services to the education sector which enhance the effectiveness of schools. Its products include Target Tracker assessment and pupil progress monitoring software, and professional training. "
target: Classroom Monitor
UK-based Classroom Monitor is a tool used to track pupil progress in around 1,500 schools. Measure & demonstrate progress with curriculum mark books, point-in-time teacher judgements, external test data, in any combination. Assessment that saves teachers time and provides insights & delivers impact.
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Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired Freckle Education

synopsis: A year of vetting math tool after math tool came to an end with Renaissance announcing its acquisition of Freckle Education, a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in pre-K–12 educational technology, enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students. "
target: Freckle Education
Freckle Education is a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science. Freckle currently claims more than 700,000 teachers and 10 million students have used the platform across 75,000 schools.
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XSEED Education Pte. Ltd., acquired Report Bee

synopsis: Singapore-based K-12 education company XSEED Education on has acquired India’s edtech startup Report Bee. Report Bee provides a cloud-based software solution that allows schools to assess, report and analyse the performance of individual students, classes and teachers.
buyer: XSEED Education Pte. Ltd.
XSEED Education is an innovative K-12 startup focused on enhancing school learning with high-quality proprietary curriculum, training, and assessment capability. XSEED is a proven and research based academic program for schools that builds thinking skills & problem solving confidence in children. "
target: Report Bee
Founded in 2010 by Ananthraman Mani, Bala Ganesh S., and Anjan T., Report Bee is a cloud-based software solution that allows schools to assess, report, and analyse the performance of individual students, classes, and teachers.
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IO Education merged with Illuminate Education,

synopsis: Illuminate Education, the company transforming K-12 instruction through education intelligence solutions, has merged with IO Education. IO Education empowers educators with data to improve educational outcomes. They improve outcomes for three areas of school districts: student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Illuminate Education
Illuminate Education is a leading provider of K-12 software and services. An educator perspective drives all of Illuminate’s solutions, which are designed to maximize instructional time, streamline educator tasks and support data-driven decision-making. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: IO Education
IO Education is on a mission to empower educators with data to improve educational outcomes. They focus on developing innovative solutions that break down data silos and improve outcomes for three areas of school districts: student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency.
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announced 6/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Nelson Education Ltd, will purchase Technology Assets from Edusight

synopsis: NELSON, Canada's leading educational publisher, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the technology assets of Edusight, an innovative digital portfolio developed to empower students and educators to take charge of their own educational journey.
buyer: Nelson Education Ltd
Nelson is Canada's leading educational publisher providing innovative products and solutions for learners of all ages. Nelson values and respects the lifelong learning continuum and dedicates its business efforts to the diverse learning needs of students and educators alike. "
seller: Edusight
The acquisition includes the technology assets of Edusight. Edusight delivers significant benefits in the area of student assessment, drives teacher engagement and captures valuable real-time data for students and teachers alike across kindergarten to grade 12.
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closed 11/9/2016 via Company Press Release

Accelerus, acquired Xuno

synopsis: Australian school software developer, Accelerus, has expanded its already successful product line with the acquisition of the school management software Xuno. Xuno provides intuitive, easy-to-use, web-based software to help schools manage their student wellbeing, engagement, attendance, assessment, and parent/family communication.
buyer: Accelerus
Accelerus develops the most well designed, easy to use and intuitive assessment and reporting software for schools, from foundation through to year 12, across Government, Catholic and Independent schools. "
target: Xuno
Xuno is a leading educational software developer based in Melbourne, Australia. They provide intuitive, easy-to-use, web-based software to help schools manage their student wellbeing, engagement, attendance, assessment, and parent/family communication.
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closed 9/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Amplify Education, Inc., acquired Amplify Education, Inc.

synopsis: News Corp announced that it has sold its Amplify Insight and Learning businesses to a management team supported by a group of private investors. Amplify is a leading provider of educational analytics and assessments. Amplify Access, which sold tablets with a “K-12 learning system,” has been discontinued.
buyer: Amplify Education, Inc.
Amplify is a leading provider of educational analytics and assessments that has supported more than 200,000 educators and 3 million students in all 50 states. Amplify Learning provides core curriculum in a variety of subjects for K-12 and Amplify Insight provides analytics, data, and assessment. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Amplify Education, Inc.
Amplify is a leading provider of educational analytics and assessments that has supported more than 200,000 educators and 3 million students in all 50 states. Amplify Learning provides core curriculum in a variety of subjects for K-12 and Amplify Insight provides analytics, data, and assessment.
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closed 2/11/2015 via PR Web

Alma, Inc, acquired Always Prepped

synopsis: Alma, an ed-tech company offering a holistic student engagement platform, announced the acquisition of Always Prepped, Inc., a K-12 data integration company based in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
buyer: Alma, Inc
Alma is focused on improving student outcomes by enhancing workflow automation and data management for K-12. Its Holistic Student Engagement Platform unites Student Information System and Learning Management System into an integrated, intuitive experience. "
target: Always Prepped
Always Prepped is a web-based education data company. Their platform is designed to save teachers and administrators time by simplifying the reporting and analysis of student achievement data in one tool.
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announced 6/19/2014 via BusinessWire

MasteryConnect, will acquire Socrative

synopsis: Education technology leader MasteryConnect announced it is acquiring Socrative, a student response system that increases classroom engagement, for $5 million in cash and stock. The deal will add Socrative's real-time classroom assessment functionality to MasteryConnect's existing suite of cloud-based software and apps for learning in K-12 settings.
buyer: MasteryConnect
MasteryConnect is a market leader in curriculum, assessment and mastery learning tools for K-12. MasteryConnect supports teachers via its Mastery Learning Platform, as well as through their numerous apps on all Web-enabled devices. "
target: Socrative
Socrative supports teachers in formatively assessing their students with educational activities on all Web-enabled devices; including tablets, laptops and smartphones.
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$5.00
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closed 5/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Wireless Generation, Inc., acquired Intel-Assess

synopsis: Wireless Generation, a leading education innovator and producer of digital tools for educators nationwide, has acquired Intel-Assess, a six-year-old San Francisco, California-based company that helps school districts meet their instructional goals by providing well-researched, rigorous assessment content to drive student achievement.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Wireless Generation, Inc.
Wireless Generation creates innovative tools, systems, and services that help educators teach smarter. With its mobile assessment software, the company invented a better way to give classroom assessments and make data-based instructional decisions. "
target: Intel-Assess
Intel-Assess provides formative assessment solutions that enable educators to use data to drive student achievement. It helps students master key state-defined learning skills by identifying where they do not meet standards and providing information needed for a targeted intervention program.
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closed 11/3/2011 via PR Newswire

DataCation, acquired Data Driven Classroom, Inc.

synopsis: CaseNEX is announcing the acquisition of California-based Data Driven Classroom, Inc., a provider of a suite of performance data analysis tools used by educators in West Coast public schools. CaseNEX plans to integrate Data Driven Classroom, Inc.'s tools into its fast-growing education software product, DataCation.
buyer parent: CaseNEX, LLC
buyer: DataCation
DataCation offers an array of tools to help schools break down complex student data to inform and support instruction, professional development, curriculum planning, accountability, and policy. "
target: Data Driven Classroom, Inc.
Data Driven Classroom, Inc. is a provider of a suite of performance data analysis tools used by educators in West Coast public schools. It provides small and large K-12 school districts with an affordable, powerful assessment system and data warehousing platform.
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closed 3/1/2011 via PR Newswire

CTB/McGraw-Hill, acquired Bookette Software Company

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education has acquired Bookette, a privately held software company, adding key capabilities in online performance measurement. Bookette's smart-scoring engine evaluates high volumes of student writing responses, enabling assessments to incorporate writing while easing the burden of scoring.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: CTB/McGraw-Hill
One of the first American publishers to introduce objective, standardized achievement tests to schools, CTB/McGraw-Hill is a leader in testing with recognized products for online formative, adult, and language proficiency assessment. "
target: Bookette Software Company
Bookette Software, located in Monterey, Calif., specializes in creating software for the development, administration, scoring and reporting of computer-based curriculum assessment. It was founded in 1990 by Dr. Ronald Loiacono.
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